Orphan Island

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Boni and Liveright, 1925 - 319 pagini
"In 1855 a philanthropic young person, Miss Charlotte Smith, was escorting forty orphans to San Francisco when the ship was wrecked, and the survivors-Miss Smith, the orphans, a doctor, and some others, landed on a desert island. Those sailors who had escaped deserted them the next day in the boats. There they remained unvisited for some seventy years, with little to disturb the monotony beyond the adventures of the Doctor, who was secured in turn by Miss Smith and a shark. All this is contained in chapter one. The second chapter opens in 1922 at Cambridge, where lived the descendants of one of the sailors who deserted-a professor and his three children. A document and chart coming into the professor's hands, left by his dead grandfather, telling the story of the marooning of Miss Smith and the orphans, the professor and his family voyage out to the island and find there a thriving community, and Orphan Island is chiefly concerned with the community and the relations of it to the professor and his family."--Amazon.

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Pagina 111 - God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us! God save the King! O Lord our God, arise! Scatter his enemies, And make them fall ; Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks: On Thee our hopes we fix — God save us all!
Pagina 227 - A heaven of joy and love ; And holy children, when they die, Go to that world above. There is a dreadful hell, And everlasting pains ; There sinners must with devils dwell In darkness, fire, and chains. Can such a wretch as I Escape this cursed end ? And may I hope whene'er I die, I shall to heaven ascend ? Then will I read and pray, While I have life and breath : Lest I should be cut off to-day, And sent to eternal death.
Pagina 95 - Go, call thy sons; instruct them what a debt They owe their ancestors; and make them swear To pay it, by transmitting down entire Those sacred rights to which themselves were born.
Pagina 126 - With reverence meet their parents' word, And with delight obey. Have you not heard what dreadful plagues Are threaten'd by the Lord, To him that breaks his father's law, Or mocks his mother's word ? What heavy guilt upon him lies! How cursed is his name ! The ravens shall pick out his eyes, And eagles eat the same.
Pagina 126 - In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too: For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Pagina 150 - Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Pagina 111 - May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause to sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen.
Pagina 111 - God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen.
Pagina 263 - She found me roots of relish sweet, And honey wild and manna dew, And sure in language strange she said "I love thee true.
Pagina 95 - Retires; o stranger, stay thee, and the scene Around contemplate well. This is the place Where England's ancient barons, clad in arms...

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